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Archives for February 4, 2018

Drones can fix our forest problem by planting 100,000 trees a day

By Chris Smith From BGR We’re so good and so busy at cutting down trees that we can’t possibly make up for the forests we lose each year by replanting trees by hand. However, smart drones could fix humanity’s major deforestation problem by planting trees cheaper and more efficiently than humans. These tree-planting drone armies […]

Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission on Confiscation Hearing – Canover Watson

On 4 February 2016 Canover Watson was convicted by a jury of his peers of the following five counts: 1. Two counts of Conspiracy to Defraud contrary to Common Law; 2. One count of Conflict of Interest contrary to sections 19(2) and 19(3) Anti-Corruption Law 2008; 3. One count of Fraud on the Government contrary […]

New Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman to have Island’s largest function space

From International Meetings Review The Hyatt brand is returning to Grand Cayman in the form of a new Grand Hyatt hotel that will have the island’s largest function space. As part of a franchise agreement between a Hyatt affiliate and Pageant Beach Hotel Ltd., the 351-room Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Hotel & Residents is expected […]

The Cayman Islands government representative in London assumes Chairmanship of UKOTA

The Cayman Islands Government Office in London has confirmed that as of 1 February 2018, the Government Representative, Mr. Eric Bush JP, will take the lead as Chair for the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA). Assuming the Chairmanship of the group also means that the Cayman Islands will head the Political Council, the highest […]

The Editor Speaks: Social media and the use of police to collect fines.

If it wasn’t for social media a lot of things that we now see would not be reported. That is a good thing. Yes. And no. I have always had a good respect for our police as a whole. They have a difficult job to do and with a police force approaching 400 and will […]

Placement of the Cayman Islands Pink Ladies Voluntary Corp Frame presentation

The Pink Ladies Volunteers Corp framed presentation has found a home in the entrance of the Cayman Islands Hospital. The photo presentation was presented to them in December 2016 at an event to mark the end of their 35 years of service to the staff, patients and wider community. With the Pink Ladies Coffee Shop […]

PAHO, Barbados and six Eastern Caribbean countries sign multi-country cooperation strategy for the next six years

Washington, DC, 2 February 2018 (PAHO/WHO) – High-level officials from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines joined the Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Carissa F. Etienne, today in signing a new multicountry strategy for technical cooperation in health […]

Two Cayman Islands footballers advance to final in Flow Skills Ultimate Football Experience

Two Cayman footballers, 15-year old Victor Thompson, Jr. and 13-year old Molly Kehoe, will be making their way to Trinidad after qualifying for the final of the Flow Skills 2018 Ultimate Football Experience this past weekend.  The pair prevailed over a group of their counterparts in the points-based competition put together by Flow and Manchester […]

Extension of Consultation on Cayman Islands Consumer Protection and Guarantees Bill 2017

From Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission. Consultation Extension The Consumer Protection and Guarantees Bill, 2017 The Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission has extended the consultation period for members of the public and stakeholders to submit their comments on the Consumer Protection and Guarantees Bill, 2017. Submissions should now be forwarded no later than 1st March, […]

Progress report OJO Labs makes Saint Lucia a Caribbean leader in new technology

By NICOLE MC DONALD From St Lucia Star This is a feel good story. This is a story about real change; about opportunities; about young people on the move. This is a story about trips that show results and about having a vision and seeing it through. This is a story about sustainable employment. Employment […]